The “All the President’s Men” authors visited host Stephen Colbert to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Watergate break-in, however the dialog turned to the problematic reigns of each Nixon and Trump.
The former ultimately resigned after it was found (thanks partially to Woodward and Bernstein) that he led a coverup of the June 17, 1972, housebreaking at Democratic National Committee headquarters within the Watergate complicated to dig up dust on the opposition social gathering and plant bugs. The latter has been accused of fomenting a coup to overturn the 2020 election, and a House committee is trying to say his prison accountability.
“It is a crime,” Woodward stated.
Bernstein famous that Trump “went farther” to assault democracy.
“Richard Nixon was a criminal president who tried to undermine the very basis of our democracy, the electoral system,” Bernstein started. “Then you have Donald Trump, who also tried to undermine the electoral system but went farther. He staged a coup to prevent the peaceful transfer of power to the duly elected successor Joe Biden, who was elected fairly and freely. And then we have in this coup attempt the first seditious president of the United States.”
“We had a coup staged by a president the likes of what you see in juntas, the likes of what you see in authoritarian regimes,” he added.